OAKLAND (BCN) — Oakland International Airport is anticipating nearly 370,000 people will pass through the airport between Thursday and Jan. 2, about 90 percent of pre-pandemic passenger levels from 2019.

This Thursday and Sunday are expected to be the busiest travel days around the Christmas holiday, while the following Sunday on Jan. 2 is expected to also be busy, according to airport officials.

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The crowds at the airport will be nearly three times as big as the same period in 2020.

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Oakland airport officials recommend that people check the latest COVID-19 travel restrictions and requirements at their destination.

COVID-19 testing is available at the airport, and people can make appointments at https://covidtesting.cityhealthuc.com/.

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